(1/3) “This will be my first tattoo…I’d like something small, pretty and delicate.” #NAOHOAstory
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(3/3) Congrats to this client for getting her first tattoo! 🏵👏 Always an honour when people choose NAOHOA for something so precious. 😌 #NAOHOAstory
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Any Ghibli fans here? 😀 This is something I started with the intention of selling at the Film & Comic Convention (Cardiff), but it ended up being quite detailed and I wanted to spend more time on it.
Here’s how it’s looking so far:
Can you spot which films are referenced?
I’ll post updates on here, but if you wanna see them live, best follow my Stories on Instagram! (@naohoa)
Until next time. ^_^
(1/3) “I found you via City Life and really like what you do. This will be my first tattoo ever!” #NAOHOAstory
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(3/3) Dreaming of travel. 😌💕🛩🌍 #NAOHOAstory .
Well done for sitting through your first tattoo!! 👏😃
Here’s what she had to say:
“i had my first tattoo ,she did a lovely job, she is very clean .very professional ! and very patience, i was very scare but she made me feel very comfortable
thank you very much”
– Anto F.
Thank you, Anto~! It was a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to inking your next one. 😉
This year I’ll be doing my first ever Comic Con, where I’ll be available all weekend to meet and greet anyone who wants to talk tattoos. More often than not, it’s nice to meet the artist beforehand and build a rapport before getting inked, and that’s exactly why I’ll be around. 🙂
Alongside general chatter, I’ll also be taking requests to draw cute comic-style characters for sale. Want a self portrait or fun scenario of you and your friends? Maybe it’s your buddy’s birthday soon and you’d like to get them something special…check out my stall to buy art prints, tattoo Gift Certificates and one-off custom-drawn sketches!
Zan and I will be at the stall the whole time, whilst Aleks and Mike will be roaming around the venue talking to people about what it’s like to get inked at NAOHOA. If you can’t find me but spot them on your travels, ask them to guide you to the stall. 🙂
If I can’t finish your sketch in time for the weekend because people wanna talk ink, I’ll post it to you for free!
Until then~ 😁
This client came all the way from Birmingham for a tattoo she’d wanted for about 3 years. Being her first taste of ink, she wisely opted for the Temporary Tattoo Package, allowing her to try on her design in two different colours (black and brown). There was quite a lot of traffic on the way down and she had to leave early to head towards Portsmouth, but we managed to get the bulk of it done! Whenever she’s ready next, we’ll neaten it up with a thicker outline around the outside. 🙂
(1/5) “I’ve wanted a tattoo for years…this will be my first one!” #NAOHOAstory
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(3/5) Sending off temporary tattoos for this Birmingham-based client to try out! 😊 #NAOHOAstory .
(4/5) This is what a Temporary Tattoo looks like when it’s on! 😃 #NAOHOAstory .
(5/5) This is as finished as I’ll get for a long while, as she’s since moved to Canada! 🍁 Still need to do a thicker outline around the whole thing to tidy it up, but well sat nonetheless for her first tattoo. 😊 #NAOHOAstory .
“Naomi is an exceptional tattoo artist and highly skilled. I choose to get my first tattoo with Naomi because the studio was very welcoming, extremely clean and well organised. While I was there, Naomi made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I will definitely be going back there in the future.”
– Jen E.
This client wanted to have the Chinese version of his name with an energetic brush stroke on his back. 🙂 His name means a mixture of powerful/mighty/strong/brave…all that Jazz!
(1/3) “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” -Bruce Lee #NAOHOAstory
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(3/3) Strength. Courage. Bravery. #NAOHOAstory
Had my 3rd Tattoo done by Naomi. She did a fantastic job what I wanted. She very different compare to the other tattoo palours I been in the past in a very good way. Her studio is very clean, well presented and welcoming.
Naomi is very nice lady, very professional, very patience to her clients. She has good future ahead of her. She gives very clear instructions of the aftercare of the tattoos also she gives nice thank you pack with clear instructions of the aftercare to which is very kindly of her.
No doubt I will be returning for future tattoos and highly recommend for someone to have first tattoo with her.
This client was searching for a tattoo artist for around two years to bring his tattoo idea to life. After finding my ‘Four Seasons’ sleeve, he decided NAOHOA was the place to be! I was originally going to post this as a #NAOHOAstory but was too excited to share it, haha. Maybe I’ll add the other elements at a later date. 😛
Fire 🔥, Water 🌊, Earth 🌳, Sky ☁.
This client came all the way from Birmingham with his mates to get ink! I had a blast designing and tattooing this one. 🙂
(1/3) This Brummy client wanted a Kung Fu Panda tattoo, based on the pose of this figurine. I sketched a more dynamic version, which was later painted after getting a thumbs up from the client. #NAOHOAstory . The figurine looks a bit weird ’cause his proportions are all over the place. I already had the art book for #kungfupanda2 and used that for reference. 😄🐼
(2/3) Inks at the ready! #NAOHOAstory .
I’m currently working on a full sleeve tattoo, with an octopus as its main feature. It’s in a contemporary Japanese art style and we worked together a lot to get it just right. 🙂 Click on the Instagram posts to watch the videos.
The design process
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